Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving September 25, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM DWD 27th Street Jobs Center, 4201 N. 27th Street, Room 634 (Century City Tower) Milwaukee, WI 53216 AGENDA 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review Task Force Charge and Discuss Future Work 3. Presentation: Overview of the State’s Labor Force and the Labor Market for Health Care Workers Dennis Winters, Chief Economist for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development 4. Presentation: Direct Support Workforce –Trends and Promising Practices Barbara Kleist, Program Director, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota and Steven Campbell, Data and Policy Analyst, PHI 5. Closure and Next Steps 6. Adjourn The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the governmental business outlined in the above agenda. The Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving was created under Executive Order #11 and has the following mission: a. Analyzing strategies to attract and retain a strong direct care workforce; b. Supporting families providing care for their loved ones through respite services and other supports; c. Assessing compensation and fringe benefits for caregivers including ways to make healthcare affordable for the caregiving workforce through employer -sponsored plans, Medicaid buy-in plans, or other health insurance coverage options; d. Establishing one or more registries of home care providers and developing a plan to provide referral or matching services for individuals in need of home care; e. Developing a plan to implement recruitment and retention programs to expand the pool of providers; and f. Exploring and developing solutions, in collaboration with other relevant departments and agencies, to support and strengthen the direct care workforce, increase access, and improve the quality of caregiving in Wisconsin. DHS is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. If you need accommodations because of a disability, if you need an interpreter or translator, or if you need this material in another language or in alternate format, you may request assistance to participate by contacting Faith Russell at 608 266-7723 or Faith.Russell@dhs.wisconsin.gov. Join by video conference using this Link and passcode 927610179 Or US toll free audio only: 1-855-282-6330
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